The Ohio Department of Education has awarded Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center a four-year Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) grant of $1,050,000 to serve students in grades K through 5 at Mansfield City Schools’ Springmill STEM Elementary and Plymouth-Shiloh Elementary School.
The CLSD Literacy Coaches, working closely with the Ohio Department of Education, and State Support Team 7, will be building these two model sites to become regional and state-wide models for evidence-based practices in literacy using proven practices that increase achievement for all students.
The model sites will concentrate on implementing practices consistent with Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. The partnership between the model sites and the Department will allow these model sites and their stakeholders to improve student literacy and increase educational options available to students who have been traditionally underserved.
The grant goals are based on two fundamental needs:
The Mid-Ohio ESC Literacy Coaches have critical priorities to meet the grant’s goals.
Lisa Cook, the CLSD Director and Coach, said, “I am very excited to lead the work of the CLSD grant supported by the Mid-Ohio ESC Literacy Coaches. Our vision is to improve outcomes for all learners, thus helping more students master essential reading foundations by reducing the barriers for literacy acquisition. By supporting the infrastructure and decision rules as part of the Multi-Tier System of Support process, we can prepare all learners to be culturally responsive citizens in their path to college or careers and help to fulfil Ohio’s promise of each child, our future!”
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Offices
the Mid-Ohio Print shop
and Finger Printing
will all be closed
Thursday, November 26th
Friday, November 27th
in observation of Thanksgiving
On November 18th, the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors met for their monthly meeting. Members heard a facilities update from Steve Earnest, Mid-Ohio ESC’s Executive Director, among other business items.
The presentation given by Earnest centered on updates to the Mid-Ohio Conference Center, Print Shop, and the Mid-Ohio ESC facilities. Possible future usages of the facility along with recommended upgrades were a focus of the presentation and discussion. Among the topics discussed were:
The Board also approved the donation of books to F.I.R.S.T. School from Board President Richard Prater and his wife and fellow Board Member, Margaret Prater. F.I.R.S.T. School Principal Vanessa Wagner said the Praters have done a lot for the students over the years. “Our students love to read and utilize the library frequently,” she said. “The Praters have donated a lot of high-interest books for the kids and have set an example encouraging others to donate to our program as well. In addition, they have always supported our Career Day, where we bring in members of the community to speak to the students about various jobs and local businesses. Their support has meant a great deal to the teachers at F.I.R.S.T. School.”
Abraxas Principal Shelly Patrick thanked the Praters for their contributions to her students as well. “They continually support our schools in so many ways, and most recently they provided Abraxas School of Ohio with a certificate to use at Holly's Book Rack to purchase books for our students. The students are learning to love to read, and the support the Praters provide allows us the opportunity to give our students a variety of reading choices that then makes reading fun for them and a lifelong activity.”
Mid-Ohio ESC Superintendent Kevin D. Kimmel echoed the sentiments. “I would like to express my gratitude for Mr. and Mrs. Prater’s ongoing support for F.I.R.S.T. and Abraxas Schools and their generosity is appreciated by the students and staff.”
The Crestview Local School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of their current Treasurer, Beth Lykins, effective December 31, 2020, at their meeting on Monday, November 16th. The district, with the assistance of Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, is now seeking qualified applicants with a strong financial background for the position of Interim Treasurer.
A full-time replacement will be sought in the spring of 2021. It is anticipated that the Interim Treasurer would start on or about January 1, 2021 and stay through the transition of a full-time Treasurer.
Qualified applicants should have a strong sense of integrity, be self-directed, possess strong financial analysis skills, be detail-oriented and a strong communicator. The Board of Education will offer a salary that is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Specific qualifications and requirements for the position can be found at the Mid-Ohio ESC website through the following link: https://bit.ly/3nC9twM. Those interested in the position need to submit a letter of interest and resume to Steve Earnest, Mid-Ohio ESC Executive Director, at the following address:
890 West Fourth Street, Suite 100
Mansfield, OH 44906
Resumes can also be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with questions can call Steve Earnest at (419) 774-2503.
Applications must be received by December 4th, 2020, and interviews will be held on December 9th.
Mid-Ohio ESC Superintendent Kevin D. Kimmel expressed his enthusiasm to partner with the Crestview Local Schools Board of Education to find the best candidate to help lead the district. “Behind the scenes, a district treasurer keeps things running smoothly and every department is dependent on the accuracy of their work. We understand the importance of this position, and we’re glad to help Crestview.”
Crestview Local, nestled in the northeast corner of Richland County, currently serves 1,065 students on a campus of three buildings. Crestview prides itself on being the center of the community and has a strong relationship and backing of the community. Crestview has a tradition of excellence providing strong academic programming while offering varied co-curricular and extracurricular activities for students.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (Virtual)
December 18 and April 30 (two stand-alone events)
9:00am – 3:30 with breaks
Cost: No Fee
What it covers:
November 18 for December 18 session
March 30 for April 30 session
Emotional BehaviorAL Support Framework
March 29-30, 2021
8:30am—3:30pm (lunch on own)
890 West Fourth Street, Mansfield
Client: Free/Non-Client: $150
8:30am - 1:30pm (working lunch)
Client : Free
Non-Client : $125
Crisis Prevention Institute Initial and Refresher Training is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help human service professionals provide the best possible Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of disruptive, assaultive, and out-of-control individuals even during their most violent moments.
You will have a workbook to take notes in as well as pre- and post - tests to complete so please bring something to write with. Also, wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes are best). When the physical restraint portion of the class is taught and practiced, you will be asked to remove scarves, ties, and any jewelry that could scratch.
Maximum of 10 participants per session*
Maximum of 40 participants per session*
Maximum of 10 participants per session*
*Participants above maximum, will be notified and put on a wait list.
Abraxas residents involved in Student Council, their leaders, and the teaching staff recently collaborated and created a full day of activities for their second annual Fall Festival on October 16th. The students spent all day with their second block teachers learning about the history of Dia de los Muertos, coloring sugar skulls, completing multiplication color-by-number pumpkins, and participating in a scary story writing contest! Outside activities included a timed obstacle course, a cornhole tournament, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming.
The facility and school staff got a chance to unwind and enjoy the autumn weather during the festival, which was brought together by the tireless work of Abraxas School Principal Shelly Patrick, School Supervisor Matt Porter, and Community Service/Recreation Director Jordan McCune. Students and staff were treated to a cookout for lunch where the meal was shared at picnic tables between indoor and outdoor activities.
Patrick said the event was a great success. “We love being able to do these kinds of events with our students. Having them be involved in the planning really makes the event a whole lot more enjoyable. The young men take ownership and pride in what they create, and they get excited planning something that will be fun for everyone! The facility and school staff look forward to continuing the tradition next year and appreciate all of the support to make this day possible for our students.”
Some students were asked what their favorite part of the day was and these were their responses. “My favorite part of the day was walking and grooming the horses.”; “This was the best time I’ve had in Abraxas and playing cornhole was my favorite activity.”; and “It was a fun day. Everything was my favorite part.”
Abraxas is a private residential treatment facility that serves up to 100 male students aged 13 to under 21, who are primarily referred by the court or children’s services agency in their home county. Abraxas credits are recognized and accepted by the student’s home school, and students who complete graduation requirements while residing at Abraxas are awarded diplomas from their home school district. Abraxas also offers a GED program and programming for students who have completed all requirements for graduation.
Private residential treatment facility programs include Abraxas and FIRST School, which are funded through the Ohio Department of Education Private Residential Treatment Facility Pilot Program to operate the academic program at two of the three program sites: Abraxas, located east of Shelby and Foundations for Living, located west of Lucas. These programs are also supported through Title 1-D (Delinquent) funds administered by Mid-Ohio ESC. Mid-Ohio ESC partners with the residential treatment program administration and staff to deliver an educational program that meets the requirement of the Ohio Department of Education for students in correctional facilities.
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is pleased to organize the 3rd Annual College Credit Plus (CCP) Information Night for our client school districts. This is open to all families of students in grades 6-11 for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents and students will learn how the student may take college classes next school year at no cost.
The virtual format will present College Credit Plus information from Ashland University, Marion Technical College, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, North Central State College, and The Ohio State University - Mansfield. Information regarding various placement tests is also presented. Scholarship information is being presented by The Richland County Foundation.
No registration is needed. Those interested can go to the MOESC website for more information. The links for each school or organization are listed on the CCP information page for students and parents to view at any time. Students will need to check with their school counselors to verify attendance and any school requirements related to CCP.
To navigate to the page, go to www.moesc.net, click on the drop down menu labeled ESC Services and click on CCP Information. The virtual event is open until February 15, 2021.